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Lammas Day also known as Loaf Mass Day

30 BC
General Mark Antony commits suicide by stabbing himself with a sword.
He had mistakenly thought that his lover Cleopatra had already done the same.

1819

Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, born in New York City

1876

Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

1915
Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken published in the Atlantic Monthly.

1931
Folk singer-songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott born in Brooklyn, New York.

1936

XI Summer Olympics open in Berlin.

1942

Jerry Garcia, vocalist & guitarist for the Grateful Dead, born in San Francisco.

1950
Author, poet, and musician Jim Carroll born in Manhattan, New York.

1957
Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 445'10 at a field in Omaha, Nebraska.

1963
Poet Theodore Roethke drowns in a pool which later is filled in and becomes a Zen garden at the Bloedel Reserve.

1966
Charles Whitman wounds 30 & kills 16 from the tower at the University of Texas.

1981
MTV is is born this day. The first video shown is The Buggles tune “Video Killed the Radio Star. ”


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